House debates

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Constituency Statements

Page Electorate

4:27 pm

Photo of Kevin HoganKevin Hogan (Page, National Party, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

I would like to acknowledge the Red Rock-Corindi Surf Life Saving Club, who are celebrating their 30th birthday this weekend. I want to congratulate all the members and the current executive. In acknowledging the current executive, I acknowledge the executive over the last 30 years. The current executive includes president Wayne 'Wheelie' Scott; vice president Phil Molloy; secretary Anna Clark; treasurer Ray Pascoe; club captain Greg Sunderland; registrar Cath Molloy; chief training officer Mark Yager; delegate to the North Coast branch Mitanne Doughney; radio officer Sean Connolly; junior activities officer Rebecca Yager; junior club captain Aeden Connolly; first aid officer Kerri Ann Falla; IRB captain Robbie Falla; gear steward, WHS officer, COVID officer and offsite caretaker Ian Braine; social media officer Angela Davies; and member protection officers, Glenn Eddy and Anna Clark. I congratulate everyone. I know you're going to have a fantastic night and I thank you all for the volunteer work you do for our community.

I would like to acknowledge Travis Dhu from Casino. Travis has been racing go-karts from the age of seven and he is quite the legend at the Lismore Kart Club. In June, Travis won Rotax MAX Queensland championship and recently placed second in the New South Wales championship. This year, he was chosen for the Casino RSM school sporting scholarship. In December, Travis will be travelling to Bahrain to compete at the 2021 Rotax world finals. He will be competing against other entrants from all over the world and is the only entrant to represent Australia in his class. His grandfather Warren will be travelling with him for the 10-day event while mum Casey and dad Trent will be at home cheering him on. Travis, we wish you all the best of luck.

I would also like to acknowledge Lino and Shirley Pirlo, who for 27 years have owned and operated Pirlo's tyres in South Lismore. They bought the business in 1997 and it's a family affair. Their daughter Jo worked with Lino in the tyre shop, and as a true family business, Lino and Shirley's second daughter Debbie also joined the staff in 2006. Lino and Shirley have also been heavily involved in the community at the Italo club holding many board positions, running events and in the kitchen cooking pastas. Lino and Shirley recently sold Pirlo's tyres to another local family, Tony and Kelly Millard and their children Sophie, Matt and Brad will also be involved in the business. Lino and Shirley are also looking forward to spending more time with their family, Kylie, Jo, Peter, Debbie, Andrew, Fiona and Todd, and grandkids Hunter, Sienna, Tom, Gina, Amy, Tate and Ruby. Congratulations Lino and Shirley for the service you've done for our community, and I hope it's a retirement well earnt and well spent.

Photo of Lucy WicksLucy Wicks (Robertson, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

In accordance with standing order 193 the time for constituency statements has concluded.